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Columbia Winery, USA

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Winery Name: Columbia Winery, USA
established 1962
Winemaker(s): David Lake
Other Details: COLUMBIA WINERY - PIONEERING WASHINGTON WINEMAKING
Columbia Winery was founded in 1962 by ten friends, six of whom were University of Washington professors. Originally known as Associated Vintners, the group was united in the belief that classic European vinifera vines could survive the harsh Washington winters and that fine wine could be made in Washington State. They began by making wines in the garage of Dr. Lloyd Woodburne, Columbia Winery's first winemaker, in the Seattle neighborhood of Laurelhurst.

David Lake, Master of Wine, joined Columbia Winery in 1979 as winemaker and has continued the pioneering spirit of Columbia Winery's founders. David is most renowned for his experimentation with new varietals and for producing the first series of vineyard-designate wines in Washington State. He was the first winemaker to produce several varietals in Washington, including Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Gris. Today, David continues to experiment with new varietals and in new directions. He is committed to creating the highest quality wines possible.

Columbia Winery produces Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris as well as exceptional Riesling and Gewürztraminer. Columbia Winery offers vineyard-designate wines from long-established vineyards such as Otis, Wyckoff and the renowned Red Willow vineyard. The winery also produces numerous wines in very limited quantities that are sold exclusively at the winery and for the wine club.
Appellation(s) / Region(s): Walla Walla
Red Mountain
Website: Columbia Winery
Contact Details / Location: Columbia Winery
14030 NE 145th Street
PO Box 1248
Woodinville, WA 98072-1248
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